This gorgeous Premier Cru is doing a solid impression of a Grand Cru with its delicious extraction and weight. Aromas of lemon curd, lime blossom and honeysuckle settle into buttery almond croissant notes, no doubt from the time in 50% new French Oak barrels. Sustainably farmed on limestone soils, it’s a level of hedonism you can feel good about from the welcoming tingle of acidity through the long, mineral finish. Tap into this luxurious beauty anytime in the next decade, but don’t neglect your decanter if you want to enjoy it at full strength the moment it arrives.
The ancient Beaune négociant Remoissenet (ruh-mwah-sun-eh) has such an impressive history. Not only have they been in business since the late 19th century, but they have also had new life pumped into them via a super-rich, quality-minded investment group, and finally (if not most importantly) because their cellar houses an inventory of more than a million back vintage bottles. This is a winery with absolutely fanatical quality obsession that shows in their pricing. Remoissenet wines are truly great, but never cheap, à la Maison Leroy. Why? Because in Burgundy, where it is very easy for a farmer to make a fine living bottling their own wines, a top négoce has to pay top dollar for both fruit and finished wine—they’re essentially bribing great growers NOT to go into business for themselves.